I absolutely hated Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Files: I Want to Believe, their 2008 sequel to the well-aged 1998 film adaptation of “The X-Files” television series.
I Want to Believe was putrid (read my review), and I’d like to think it was because it was a self-contained story.
It’s no secret that creator Chris Carter, and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson want to revisit the franchise for a third entry, and hope to dumpster dive back into the mythology that made the franchise so special. Personally, I want this, and I want it badly. Mulder and Scully don’t deserve to go out the way they did in that half-assed, rushed mess of a movie. And frankly, I feel like there are a ton of stories that can still be told. So do they. READ MORE
Just last week we told you that “The X-Files” creator Chris Carter has a place for Shaun of the Dead and The World’s End‘s Simon Pegg in a third X-Files movie, were it to happen.
In an interview with The Sun, Pegg responded that he’d still be interested in joining Mulder and Scully…
“I was a big fan of “The X Files” and I’ve become friends with Gillian since,” said Pegg. “I’ve always loved that show so it’s definitely something I’d consider. It’s a great story and it would be nice to see it continue [but] it has to be with David Duchovny and with Gillian.”
It appears that, if a third film were to happen, don’t be surprised to see Pegg joining in some capacity! Now it’s up to Fox to get behind it…
In an exclusive interview with Empire, “X-Files” show creator Chris Carter revealed that a third film would return to the franchise mythology, and will have a role available for Simon Pegg, if he were to choose to accept it.
“It’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox, whether they have the will to do it,” he tells the UK mag. “I think all of us are interested in putting the band back together. I have an idea for a third movie in my head. The colonization date has passed [in the series, the date for the alien invasion was December 22, 2012 - Ed.] and that is something we wouldn’t ignore. For the second movie, we only had the budget for a standalone story, but we want to go back to the mythology.” READ MORE
“The X-Files Season 10″ continues to emulate the best episodes of the show. Providing excellent pacing, deep mythology, and a sense of mystery this continues the perfect rebirth of the classic science fiction series. READ MORE
Since the announcement of X-Files: Season 10 from IDW Publishing, we’ve all been wondering where the series will take off and how Mulder and Scully will fit into a new era. Based on the official solicitation (read it below) it seems that writer Joe Harris plans to throw the agents into a world of new technological threats and government conspiracies. After all, it’s been over a decade since the original series came to an end and the technological advancements we’ve seen since then are astounding. It will be interesting to see how Mulder and Scully adapt to the new world. Also, I have no doubt aliens will be thrown in the mix. READ MORE
Independent TV studio, Georgeville Television has teamed up with “The X-Files” creator Chris Carter to finance a new drama series. Entitled “The After,” the series will debut at next week’s MIPCOM TV market where it will be shopped by newly formed Sierra/Engine Television, reports Deadline.
Written by Carter, “The After” is a thriller which revolves around a mysterious, unexplained event. In the vein of “The X Files,” “The After” incorporates elements of science fiction, suspense, and real-world fear and paranoia.
“Chris has woven his mythology magic within a very human, grounded story about the moment when we realize all of our worst fears about the world and its future,” said Georgeville CEO Marc Rosen, who co-founded the company earlier this year with Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment.
In addition to “The After,” GVTV is also financing a remake of the cult UK sci-fi series “Blake’s 7″ with feature director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) for Syfy, “Hunters,” a pandemic thriller drama from Overbrook Entertainment and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski at ABC as well “Sense8,” a supernatural series from the Wachowskis (The Matrix) and Straczynski.
The studio is keeping the film’s logline under wraps, but stressed the pic is a stand-alone story and supernatural thriller that takes the complicated relationship between Mulder and Scully in new directions.
When a group of women are abducted in the wintry hills of rural Virginia, the only clues to their disappearance are the grotesque human remains that begin to turn up in snow banks along the highway. With officials desperate for any lead, a disgraced priest’s questionable “visions” send local police on a wild goose chase and straight to a bizarre secret medical experiment that may or may not be connected to the women’s disappearance. It’s a case right out of The X-Files. But the FBI closed down its investigations into the paranormal years ago. And the best team for the job is ex-agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully, who have no desire to revisit their dark past. Still, the truth of these horrific crimes is out there somewhere…and it will take Mulder and Scully to find it!